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dc.description.abstractThe Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked country that depends on the generation of hydropower to boost its economy. Hydropower contributes about a fifth of Bhutan’s gross domestic product. Bhutan is currently one of the fastest growing economies in South Asia, and has recently made significant progress on poverty reduction. Growth averaged 7.6% over the past 3 decades, and poverty was cut roughly in half between 2007 and 2012. Yet despite solid growth and strong socioeconomic advances, the challenge remains for Bhutan to expand its economic base and make growth more inclusive, especially for unemployed youth and women. Developing a vibrant private sector is key to diversifying Bhutan’s economy and creating a more balanced, broadbased, and job-creating growth.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Indicators
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Indicators
dc.subject.expertEconomic Indicators
dc.subject.expertEducational Indicators
dc.subject.expertDemographic Indicators
dc.subject.expertHealth Indicators
dc.subject.expertDisadvantaged Groups
dc.subject.expertLow Income Groups
dc.subject.expertSocially Disadvantaged Children
dc.subject.expertRural Conditions
dc.subject.expertRural Development
dc.subject.expertSocial Conditions
dc.subject.expertUrban Development
dc.subject.expertUrban Sociology
dc.subject.expertPension Funds
dc.subject.expertMutual Funds
dc.subject.expertSocial Equity
dc.subject.expertFinancial Aspects
dc.subject.expertFiscal Policy
dc.subject.adbAlleviating Poverty
dc.subject.adbExtreme Poverty
dc.subject.adbFight Against Poverty
dc.subject.adbGlobal Poverty
dc.subject.adbHealth Aspects Of Poverty
dc.subject.adbIndicators Of Poverty
dc.subject.adbParticipatory Poverty Assessment
dc.subject.adbPoverty Eradication
dc.subject.adbPoverty Analysis
dc.subject.adbPoverty In Developing Countries
dc.subject.adbPoverty Reduction Efforts
dc.subject.adbUrban Poverty
dc.subject.adbPublic Financial Management
dc.subject.adbFinancial System
dc.subject.adbFinancial Statistics
dc.subject.adbForeign Direct Investment
dc.subject.adbForeign and Domestic Financing
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.subject.naturalHealth expectancy
dc.subject.naturalSocial groups
dc.subject.naturalPolitical participation
dc.subject.naturalDistribution of income
dc.subject.naturalInequality of income
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalRural community development
dc.subject.naturalMass society
dc.subject.naturalSocial change
dc.subject.naturalSocial policy
dc.subject.naturalSocial stability
dc.subject.naturalSustainable development
dc.subject.naturalUrban policy
dc.subject.naturalUrban renewal
dc.subject.naturalPension plans
dc.subject.naturalIndividual retirement accounts
dc.subject.naturalEmployee pension trusts
dc.subject.naturalInvestment management
dc.title.seriesAsian Development Bank Member Fact Sheet
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.authorAsian Development Bank

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